Blizzard of 2015 Snowfall

Periods of light snow and flurries began on the morning of Monday, January 26th and continued through the afternoon. It wasn’t until after dark that the snow became heavy at times, particularly across the eastern half of the state. Although western sections hung on to a steady snow, it was generally light to moderate.

A band of intense snowfall set up near I-395 in eastern Connecticut during the early morning to predawn hours on the 27th. The band of snow dropped 2 to 4 and occasionally 5 inches per hour for a few hours. During the day on the 27th, periods of light to occasionally moderate snow continued across eastern Connecticut, while only a few stray flurries affected western portions of the state. A couple of bands of briefly heavy snow hit northeastern Connecticut on the night of the 27th. The last flurries ended early on the morning of the 28th across Windham County. This is where the highest amounts were found.

I-91 was an approximate divide between less than a foot to the west and over a foot to the east. Over two feet of snow was common from northern New London County into much of Windham County. For some of these communities, this was the most significant snowfall since the Blizzard of 1978.

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Quincy is a meteorologist and storm chaser who travels around the country documenting and researching severe weather. He has on-air experience with stations such as WTNH-TV in New Haven, CT and WREX-TV in Rockford, IL. He was most recently a digital meteorologist for After achieving his B.S. degree in Meteorology at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) in 2009, he returned as a University Assistant to help produce weather broadcasts. He also gave guest lectures and worked on website design. He has over nine years of professional weather forecasting experience and his forecasts have been featured in newspapers and on radio stations in multiple states.

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